For some people, experiencing intimacy will be a normal part of life, and it is then not going to be something that they will need to worry about. If this wasn’t the case and they were unable to experience intimacy, it could be something that ends up consuming their whole life.
Their need to ... Views: 25
Dr. Romance reflects:
One of the things I'm very grateful for in my life is the opportunities I have had to travel and see the world. When I see a world in turmoil: earthquakes, war, terrorism, famine, political upheaval, inflation, human rights violations: I think not of the ... Views: 26
Dear Dr. Romance:
Thank you for such a wonderfully positive article on "generation-gap" relationships. I just finished reading "What's Behind the Trend of Women Dating Younger Men?". Although I am in a gay-relationship, I read the article with ... Views: 29
Are you a stepparent? Are you struggling to make the right decisions for your newly created family? If so, here are four tips to help.
1. Give your blended family a chance to bond.
Don’t worry if everyone doesn’t settle in right away; bonding takes time. Hopefully, you all got to know each ... Views: 29
If someone was to go and watch a film, not only would they watch the screen, they would also pay attention to what is being said. On one hand, they will have paid to watch it, and on the other hand, it will be something they want to see.
However, if they were to take ... Views: 27
While some people can maintain their sense of self in a relationship, there are others who are unable to do this. As a result, their experiences are going to be radically different, and this could be how they have been for most of their life.
A Big Difference
When one is able to maintain ... Views: 52
The question most people ask is; ignoring my Ex will it help to win him back " right now you are open to doing anything possible to win your Ex back and probably wouldn't stop crying and throwing yourself at their palm, begging them to accept you back into their life. Luckily you don't have to ... Views: 56
If you're presently going through this article, you're most likely experiencing the pain of the heart losing your love one is one of the terrible things that can happen to you. I understand want you going through because I have also had a heart break which was so distressing. Hearing the one you ... Views: 70
Dear Dr. Romance:
I am having a little issue which I'd like some advice on; Firstly my partner had liked me for a few years before asking me out. We have been together for almost a year, yet he hasn't told his Mum that we are in a serious relationship. I have approached the subject but ... Views: 63
In this tougher economy, couples are finding it necessary to take the jobs they can get, and that means more couples work different shifts. If one of you works a “graveyard shift” or rotating shift job that limits your time together; the difference in your shifts and commutes may mean you ... Views: 85
If one wanted to buy something in the past, they would have had to go out and get it; nowadays, this is no longer necessary. The only thing one needs to do is to go on their device, and once they have found what they want, there is a strong chance that it will even be delivered.
As a result, ... Views: 87
One of the common plot lines of romantic comedies involves a relationship that has to change from a best of friends into a romantic couple.
The standard story elements are that one person has more intimate feelings for the other person. Or, each person doesn’t really know how she or he feels ... Views: 65
At some point in our lives, most of us go through the process of searching for and finding our dream home. Equally, at some point in our lives, most of us go through the process of searching for and finding the person we will spend the rest of our lives with to live in that dream home.
I draw ... Views: 94
We hear it all the time, “opposites attract.” It’s said so often that nobody even stops to question what it means or whether the theory is correct. Much like most clichés, this one is a dangerous one.
You meet someone and you start getting to know them. Of course, there’s a good chance you ... Views: 92
In existential terms, for us to transcend dysfunction, we must accept the anxiety generated by the awareness of the nature of existence as inherent to our lives and learn to live with it as authentically as possible. The authentic self, which is both grounded in and aware of its transient ... Views: 74
Dr. Romance writes: There are people in my life who are easy to be around, and others I love who are more difficult for me. It’s not that they’re bad people, others get along with them fine, and, actually, so do I. It’s just that I have to work a little bit more to ... Views: 86
If you are currently in a relationship, it's likely that you feel sure you are in love with your partner. But do you sometimes wonder too if it's real love that you feel or just mere attachment. Love can be very complicated, but after reading this post, you will have a better understanding of ... Views: 119
We all have the opportunity to be mediators at various times in our lives. Two family members are arguing and cannot come to a resolution about the issue in dispute. We intervene and lend a helping hand. Perhaps an objective third part can offer some insights or suggestions that have alluded ... Views: 64
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have a number of people I would consider friends - two in particular, that have lately become acquaintances, rather than friends, per se. One, in particular, my ex-girlfriend (who was a good friend 12 years prior to romance), no longer contacts me: calls, notes in the mail, ... Views: 78
Let's start with what counts as a complaint. If you tell your doctor about your headache, for example, that's not a complaint. That's because there's a good chance your doctor can help. So here's the definition: a complaint is talking about something you don't like to someone who can't ... Views: 76
We want to be able to trust others to be honest and reliable. Yet are you honest and reliable with yourself? Do you trust your own inner knowing? You will not be able to trust others until you are trustworthy with ... Views: 88
Most singles searching for love believe they are ready for love. Who can blame them? They're doing all the things mainstream love experts recommend like keeping fit, making room in their life for that special person, and doing what it takes to meet new and interesting potential matches. But they ... Views: 62
According to Stephen J. Johnsonn, Ph.D., a marriage and family therapist in practice for 40 years and married for nearly 35, "Even stellar relationships lose their spark over time." In this article, he gives "the ingredients of a lasting, fruitful partnership, and techniques for weathering the ... Views: 77
Dear Dr. Romance:
I read your article on yahoo about older woman dating younger men. Well I'm the opposite, you said on your article at the end "What really makes a romantic relationship succeed is the emotional connection." If this is true then I think my relationship would work ... Views: 68
In today’s world, what is taking place externally is generally given more attention than what is taking place internally. This then means that it can be normal for some people to focus on their appearance and to ignore what is taking place within them.
Point of Focus
Someone can then ... Views: 79
While some men are able to break away from their mothers, there are other men who are unable to do this. When this doesn’t take place, not only is it going to cause the men to suffer; it is also going to cause the women in their life to suffer.
However, if a man has turned his back on women ... Views: 63
“We are in the perfect circumstances for our Souls to learn whatever they designed this whole game to learn. If we come back into form from having merged with All That Is, what the Buddhist call nirvana, we are in the world but not of it. We play the cosmic sport. We fill the forms though there ... Views: 65
When someone is experiencing some kind of inner pain or drama, they can take a closer look at what is taking place and start to look for solutions, or they can focus on what is taking place around them. Through placing their attention on something or someone else, it can allow them to avoid ... Views: 88
My life changed completely in my thirties. I suddenly found myself divorced, and on my own. It was a pretty dark time in my life. When you are in the middle of it all, it’s easy to think that the dark times are never going to end. But now I know that it was just a short detour on the road to ... Views: 76
Dear Dr. Romance:
I fell for a man that I work with. He was married, and I was in a lesbian relationship. When I first saw this man, who I will refer to as John, I thought he was the most handsome man I had ever met in my life. I had dated men off and on, but my two long-term relationships were ... Views: 62
If one made a mess somewhere, they could either clean it up or they could leave it where it was. If they were to take the first option, it might take them a while, and this may mean they have to put something else on hold.
However, if they were to take the second option, it might allow them ... Views: 68
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have just read your article that appeared on yahoo today on the issue of having an older partner.
First let me thank you for bringing up such topic, as it has been considered for a long time as a classified one. second, i have some questions that i need clarify for ... Views: 66
Dear Dr. Romance:
I'm in my early twenties. I got to this country a few years ago from the mideast. I met this lady that was in her thirties, we dated for a couple years then she offered to marry me to improve my immigrant status. I used to ... Views: 70
If one heard someone say that all dogs are the same, there is a strong chance that they would find it hard to agree. This could be because they have owned a number of different breeds, or it could be something they have come to realise through observing other peoples dogs.
As a result, ... Views: 55
Scanning through daily newspapers, one may fall victim to despondency and despair. Nowadays, the majority of the media is focusing on the friction between Muslims and other religions. Reading all about the protests in Europe and USA against Islam leads one to believe that people of various ... Views: 63
Although one can have the need to attract the right person into their life, it doesn’t mean that this will be that takes place. Instead, one can end up attracting people who are not right for them.
Now, if one is under a certain age, they might see this as something that they will grow out ... Views: 51
Are you a person who has experienced being tuned into
your spiritual Guidance, yet you frequently forget to check in, especially in times of anxiety and stress?_______________________________________________________
Gerald was raised ... Views: 47
Dear Dr. Romance:
I recently read most of your book, It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction and loved it. I work at a center where in talking to our clients, we have found repeated patterns of dysfunction (generational), over and over and over again, so your ... Views: 63
While there are some people in the world who always try to see the best in others, there are also people who always try to see the worst in others. In their eyes, the outlook they have could be seen as best one to have.
Through having a different outlook, it is likely to mean that their ... Views: 55
Are you overlooking subtle ways to maintain the spark in your relationship?
Intimate relationships are an essential part of our humanity. To keep yours vibrant and long-lasting, you’re likely already aware of how you excite and attract each other and also how you show compassion. But there ... Views: 84
If you're still crazy in love with your ex boyfriend and you want to make him beg for you back, you've come to the right place for advice on making that happen. There's a part of a woman that feels victimized after she's been dumped by her ex. The feeling of rejection can be overwhelming. All ... Views: 78
Dr. Romance writes:
Probably the most prevalent question I’m asked in my counseling practice is "Where is love?" Clients want to know why they can’t find a successful life partnership, why a friend or family member won’t respond as they would like, even why they don’t love themselves. ... Views: 61
There are many experiences that create momentary happiness, but there is only one experience that is truly the greatest joy in life.
Take a moment to think about what you ... Views: 58
Life is a concert hall and we are the singers.
Whether we are actually trained vocalists or not, each of us embodies a unique song, and we are charged with standing on the stage of the concert hall of life and singing it, no matter how much noise is around us. Unfortunately, the most ... Views: 79
While a relationship can last a lifetime, there is also chance it will only last for short amount of time. It could also be said that there is a greater chance of one staying friends with someone for a lifetime than there is of them being in an intimate relationship with someone for the same ... Views: 73
Men and women have to redefine themselves after a relationship ends, and reinvent their lives. If they do it well, it can lead to the most satisfying and successful years they've had. Dating successfully after divorce or a breakup require several steps to recover from the ... Views: 67
Dear Dr. Romance:
I told my husband that if he cannot be with me as his wife and does not give me the place that a wife should have that I wanted to go on with my life and file the papers.
He stopped seeing the other woman for a weekend. Then, on the Thursday that followed, he called me ... Views: 85
Sometimes you have to take a stand for your own happiness!
I have a client who, on one hand, says she's always considerate and helpful to her husband, making valiant efforts to please him. But then, in the next breath, she complains that he treats her like a doormat.
She continues doing ... Views: 72
Someone could enter a store and not receive eye contact from anyone who works there, and it might not bother them. The same thing could take place when they go and pay for what they have come to buy, and once again, this might not faze them.
This could be because they are in a rush and want ... Views: 76
My intention with this article is to bring to the light of day the process that is born between, in this case, two individuals who clearly have a lot of love for one another, yet don't know anymore how to share it and simply end up on a path of mutual recrimination, often, or perhaps mostly, ... Views: 64